Northwest Houston, TX during the early morning.
West Houston, TX during the early afternoon.
West Houston, TX during the early evening.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early night, before the thunderstorm.
Northwest Houston, TX, during the early night, during the thunderstorm.
Notes: Big to small, bright white, most bright white mixed with light to dark grey, or blueish grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover most and maybe sometimes the whole sky in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. Big to small, bright white, most bright white mixed with light to dark grey, or blueish grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover most and maybe sometimes the whole sky in west Houston, TX during the mid and late morning, afternoon, and early evening. Big to small, bright white, most bright white mixed with light to dark grey, or blueish grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover most and maybe sometimes the whole sky in northwest and west Houston, TX during the late evening. Big to small, bright white, some bright white mixed with light to dark grey, thick, flat, puffy, low stratus clouds looked to cover most and sometimes the whole sky in northwest Houston, TX during early night. The wind speeds looked to be calm with maybe some moderate to moderately strong gusts in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. The wind speeds looked to be calm with maybe some moderate to moderately strong gusts in west Houston, TX during the mid and late morning, afternoon, and early evening. The wind speeds looked to be calm with maybe some moderate to moderately strong gusts in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early night. It felt warm in northwest and west Houston, TX during the early morning. It felt warm in west Houston, TX during the mid and late morning. It started to feel hot in west Houston, TX during the early afternoon. It felt hot in west Houston, TX during the mid-afternoon. It started to feel warm in west Houston, TX during the late afternoon. It felt warm in west Houston, TX during the early evening. It felt warm in northwest and west Houston, TX during the night. There looked to be a light dense fog in the skyline in west Houston, TX during the early morning. Some light sprinkles feel in west Houston, TX, where I was, during the morning, afternoon, and early evening. A big line of light to really heavy rain passed through the Houston, TX during the early night. Light to really heavy rain passed over my house in northwest Houston, TX and lasted for about 30 minutes. I also heard a couple of long distant rumbles of thunder during the heavy rain. There looked to have been a flash flood watch, or maybe warning issued with the line of showers and thunderstorms. I don't know if any area in Houston, TX had any flooding problems. I didn't hear about, or see any damages. There were just big puddles of water at my house.
Thoughts: I enjoyed seeing that heavy rain. It has been hot again today. It is really feeling like spring, rather than winter. I almost feel like it is April, or maybe early May. More record highs broken. It looks like Houston, TX is going to get some cold weather soon.
Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
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000 FXUS64 KHGX 280310 AFDHGX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX 910 PM CST Tue Dec 27 2016 .DISCUSSION... A weak cold front moved into SE TX earlier today and stalled near a De Ridder LA to Tomball to north of Hondo. The front brought a narrow line of storms to the area earlier this evening with parts of Harris County getting 1 to 2 inches of rain. The cold front appears to be transitioning to a warm front as pressures drop in SE Colorado. The developing warm front will likely move north overnight with light south winds areawide by 07z. Surface dew points will remain in the upper 60s south of I-10 and warm back into the upper 60s north of I-10. Min temperatures are going to be tricky as lows may come this evening and warm over the north and remain nearly steady over the south. Bumped min temps up a few degrees near the coast and lowered a few degrees in the far NE zones. The fog threat will remain high tonight especially near the coast. Water temps are in the lower 60s and sfc dew pts flowing over the water are near 70. Conditions still look favorable for dense fog over the Gulf and adjacent bays and adjacent land. How far will the fog move inland? The HRRR and SREF confine dense fog to the coast with low ceilings further inland. With sfc winds so light, am leaning toward dense fog developing further inland. Not quite ready just yet to issue a Dense Fog Advisory further inland but at this time, am leaning toward adding Harris, Liberty and Ft Bend to the current advisory later tonight. 43 && .CLIMATE... The records just keep falling. Bush IAH reached 83 degrees today and this is the 4th consecutive day with temperatures at or above 80 degrees. Although having 4 consecutive days at or above 80 has happened before, it has never happened so late in the month before. FWIW, there was a streak of 5 consecutive days with temps AOA 80 degrees back in 1998 (3rd thru 7th). The most 80 degree days in December was 10 days back in 2012 and the 5 occurrences of 80 degree heat so far this month is tied for 6th all time. The 83 degrees today beat the old record of 81 set in 1971. Galveston also set a high temp record today and has established six new high temperature records this month. 43 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 548 PM CST Tue Dec 27 2016/ AVIATION... Sea fog was already affecting KGLS and the guidance/models are strongly suggesting LIFR at KGLS through tonight into tomorrow afternoon. There was some indications in the forecast data that there could be some improvement at KGLS late morning into the early afternoon. Elsewhere, a seabreeze has moved inland past KHOU and KSGR and should move into the KIAH area by 00Z this evening. The HRRR and RAP13 both showed some chances for showers through at least around 03Z. Ceilings and visibility should then lower with the lowest visibility from KLBX to KCXO developing between 04Z and 10Z. A frontal boundary will move into the KCLL and KUTS areas and help provide an environment for a low visibility of 1/2 to 1 nm by around 11Z. Then expecting basically a repeat of today where the low visibility lifted by mid morning. Model forecast soundings and time sections of relative humidity with height showed decent chances for the ceiling to lift to at least a brief period of VFR during the mid to late afternoon period for most sites inland of KGLS. 40 PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 317 PM CST Tue Dec 27 2016/ DISCUSSION... Unseasonable warm humid conditions continue for much of the forecast area...especially southern two thirds where dewpoints are in the 60s and lower 70s. Max temperatures in record territory with records broken at HOU and IAH...and highs AOA 80 many other locations excluding right at the coast where its a bit cooler and foggier...and over northern third of forecast area which is north of a weak stationary front. At Crockett for example currently have 70 degrees with a more comfortable 55 dewpoint. Webcams out of Galveston and satellite imagery suggest sea fog still prevalent at the coast although appears to be breaking up some and becoming more patchy over Galveston and Matagorda Bay...for the time being. Tonight expect sea fog to again become widespread and push inland into coastal counties with radiational cooling also contributing to fog formation inland. As a result expect dense fog again for at least coastal tier of counties and adjacent waters...and likely at least another row inland much like we had this morning. Spotty showers on radar now will continue into the evening...then an isolated shower cant be ruled out near the east to west orienting stationary front bisecting the forecast area. On Wednesday front lifts north as a warm front with much of the area again seen warm humid conditions. Wouldn`t be surprised to see 80+ degrees once again at some sites. Change in the weather on tap for Wed night and Thursday as a cold front pushes from NW to SE across the area. Moisture and instability limited with this front and not expecting much more than a few showers with its passage. Much cooler less humid conditions are then on tap for Thursday and Friday as front pushes offshore and high pressure builds in. Onshore flow kicks in again Friday night bringing more humid air mass back into the area. Strong low level warm air advection and an upper level disturbance suggest a rainy weather late Friday night and especially Saturday. Rain looks to taper off by Sunday. Models suggest another cold front approaching from the north by next Tuesday so the roller coaster ride continues. 18 MARINE... Areas of dense sea fog will be the primary weather hazard across the bays/nearshore waters tonight through at least Weds night as a light onshore flow prevails. The occasional periods of improved visibilities are possible during the afternoon tomorrow around the bays...but the fog is expected to linger just off the coast line. Models remain on pace for a strong cold front for Thurs morning. Strong/gusty off shore winds in the wake of the front will likely require Small Craft Advisories/Caution flags by Thurs afternoon into early Fri morning. However, we could see the return of sea fog by Sat night/Sun morning with the return of onshore winds/low level moisture. 41 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... College Station (CLL) 64 79 55 63 41 / 30 20 10 10 0 Houston (IAH) 68 79 64 66 44 / 30 20 10 10 10 Galveston (GLS) 69 72 63 68 49 / 20 10 10 20 10 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM CST Wednesday for the following zones: Brazoria...Chambers...Galveston...Matagorda. GM...Dense Fog Advisory until noon CST Wednesday for the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay. && $$
Hazardous Weather Outlook
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 541 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2016 TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-281145- AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND- GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA- MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON- WHARTON- 541 AM CST TUE DEC 27 2016 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS. ...A DENSE FOG ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR BRAZORIA...CHAMBERS...FORT BEND...GALVESTON...HARRIS...JACKSON...LIBERTY...MATAGORDA...AND WHARTON COUNTIES UNTIL 9 AM THIS MORNING... .DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT MORNING FOG...LOCALLY DENSE...WILL LOWER VISIBILITIES TO UNDER A MILE DURING RUSH HOUR. THE MOST DENSE FOG WILL OCCUR JUST OUTSIDE OF THE METRO AREA...OR THOSE COUNTIES SURROUNDING HARRIS COUNTY INCLUDING RURAL HARRIS COUNTY...THROUGH 9 AM. IF ENCOUNTERING DENSE FOG ON THE ROADWAY...REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN A LARGE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU AND THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF YOU AND TO USE YOUR LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY PERIODS OF FOG...SOME DENSE...WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY. DENSE FOG ADVISORIES MAY BE NEEDED. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... SPOTTER AWARENESS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED. $$